Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt

17 hours ago

Delta Buster bus in Hutt Valley

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Check out the Delta Buster bus in Lower Hutt this week.

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1 hour ago

Calling all creative minds today

Stuff

Entries are open for this year’s Sunday Star-Times short story awards.

The awards include open, emerging Māori and Pasifika writers, and under-25 years categories and will be judged by some of New Zealand’s best authors.

The winning story will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and … View more
Entries are open for this year’s Sunday Star-Times short story awards.

The awards include open, emerging Māori and Pasifika writers, and under-25 years categories and will be judged by some of New Zealand’s best authors.

The winning story will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and on Stuff. Entries close Friday 22 October.
Find out more

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1 hour ago

Naenae’s new Pool and Fitness Centre designs have been unveiled

Hutt City Council

Come talk to the team about the proposed design each Saturday at the Naenae Market from now till November 6.

View and feedback on the proposed designs at:

• Naenae Library
• Coco Pop Up community space (Hillary Court)
• Online hutt.city/naenaepool

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Come talk to the team about the proposed design each Saturday at the Naenae Market from now till November 6.

View and feedback on the proposed designs at:

• Naenae Library
• Coco Pop Up community space (Hillary Court)
• Online hutt.city/naenaepool

We are keen to know:

• What do you like about the proposed design?
• We want to understand what the most important elements of the new facility are for you?
• The proposed design allows for many activities. Which ones are you most keen on?
• Tell us what else you would like us to know about the future Naenae Pool and Fitness Centre?
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15 hours ago

Naenae pool plans unveiled

Jamie Dobson from Hutt City Council

The first look at the proposed design for the Naenae Pool and Fitness suite is here!

Before we get into detailed design and begin construction, we want to check in with everyone who will be using the pool to make sure we're delivering the best facility possible – for Naenae and Te … View more
The first look at the proposed design for the Naenae Pool and Fitness suite is here!

Before we get into detailed design and begin construction, we want to check in with everyone who will be using the pool to make sure we're delivering the best facility possible – for Naenae and Te Awakairangi.
In this draft design, you'll notice features that reflect what the community and aquatic sports users told us they wanted. We're;

🏊‍♂️ Keeping the 50-metre pool;

🎉 making sure the facility is a place for birthdays, special occasions, and the building is accessible; and

🌴 moving the site position in Walter Mildenhall park to better connect it with Hillary Court.

This is your chance to give feedback so we can ensure this plan for the pool reflects your needs! Let us know what you think 👇

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4 hours ago

What's On: Forest & Bird Plant Sale

Margaret from Naenae

Native trees and shrubs, exotic shrubs, perennials and annuals, succulents, grasses. Pots and good used gardening equipment. 2022 F&B Calendars. Cash - NO eftpos. Bring own containers. Wear a mask
Forest & Bird Plant Sale
  • Waterloo School Hall
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6 hours ago

Wanting To Buy Hens

Sonali from Wainuiomata

I am looking for Australorp, Barnevelder, New Hampshire, Rhode Island Red & Rhode Island White hens
I am wanting to buy one of these hens from each breed listed above!
Please no clipped hens! I do not want to buy clipped hens!

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13 hours ago

What's On: Growing Food

Heng from Maungaraki

Lower Hutt garden circle is hosting Glynda Barlett who is speaking on growing your own food in the garden.
Growing Food
  • Senior Citizens Room, Queensgate
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15 hours ago

Beautiful Sansevieria with square pot

Jenny from Boulcott

Beautiful Sansevieria

Sansevieria also know as 'mother in laws tounge' or the snake plant is on of the most hardy house plants.

they do not require much water or any fertilizer and thrive in room temperature. they are very hardy.


Sansevieria is known for its air purifying … View more
Beautiful Sansevieria

Sansevieria also know as 'mother in laws tounge' or the snake plant is on of the most hardy house plants.

they do not require much water or any fertilizer and thrive in room temperature. they are very hardy.


Sansevieria is known for its air purifying properties and is extremely popular because of its easy care and clean look.

They tolerate low light conditions as well as artificial light, therefore they are very suitable for most homes, apartments and offices.

Pick up Boulcott

Price: $30

15 hours ago

Here's a cool idea for communicating with your neighbours without technology or breaching alert level rules...

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Each household gets 3 pieces of coloured paper that can be displayed in a window or on a door that others can easily see.

- Green is for I'm OK

- Yellow is for needing help or a check-in

- Red is for an emergency

This is a safe and simple way let others know how you're doing while … View more
Each household gets 3 pieces of coloured paper that can be displayed in a window or on a door that others can easily see.

- Green is for I'm OK

- Yellow is for needing help or a check-in

- Red is for an emergency

This is a safe and simple way let others know how you're doing while also looking out for others in your community.

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16 hours ago

What's On: Lion train & Mini Golf

Peter from Fairfield

open weekends and holidays from 1pm Eftpos call Peter 0272243712
Lion train & Mini Golf
  • Avalon Park
3 days ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Marge

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Meet Marge, who was once a stray.

"I am a very talkative girl who is always up for a chat with my special human. I have a lot to say, especially when you pat me! I'm also very affectionate, with a particular affinity for head butts, pats, and being picked up. Being slow and steady in … View more
Meet Marge, who was once a stray.

"I am a very talkative girl who is always up for a chat with my special human. I have a lot to say, especially when you pat me! I'm also very affectionate, with a particular affinity for head butts, pats, and being picked up. Being slow and steady in your interactions with me is really important, as I can get nervous and unsettled when approached too quickly or intensely.
I'm not your typical lap cat during the day, but at night I want nothing more than to be by your side, whether that's sleeping on you or near you. I love bean bags, and temptation treats (in moderation of course!). I'm not always down to play, but when I'm in the mood, I love ping pong balls and stringy toys!
I'm looking for a quiet home with indoor/outdoor access, and that gives me space and independence when I need it. I would prefer a home without other animals or children as my mood can sometimes change quickly if I feel threatened or am unsure of my surroundings."

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1 day ago

Calling all creative minds today

Stuff

Entries are open for this year’s Sunday Star-Times short story awards.

The awards include open, emerging Māori and Pasifika writers, and under-25 years categories and will be judged by some of New Zealand’s best authors.

The winning story will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and … View more
Entries are open for this year’s Sunday Star-Times short story awards.

The awards include open, emerging Māori and Pasifika writers, and under-25 years categories and will be judged by some of New Zealand’s best authors.

The winning story will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and on Stuff. Entries close Friday 22 October.
Find out more

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1 day ago

The Riverbank Market is back

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Lower Hutt's Riverbank Market is back. From October 23 the Riverbank Market will be operating from 6am to 2pm on Saturdays.
There will be some changes under Level two as the market needs to space the stalls two metres apart to help maintain the required physical distancing.
There will be a … View more
Lower Hutt's Riverbank Market is back. From October 23 the Riverbank Market will be operating from 6am to 2pm on Saturdays.
There will be some changes under Level two as the market needs to space the stalls two metres apart to help maintain the required physical distancing.
There will be a small number of food trucks for takeaways only. No seating or tables will be available. The market under Level 2 will focus on offering fresh vegetables, fruit and other food items.
Other items and activities like arts and crafts, buskers and seating will return once the Wellington region is at Level 1.
There will also be a change to the layout of the market, it will be spread out so there is plenty of room for people to shop and social distance, this change means parking close to the market will not be possible.
There will be parking in the south end of the Riverbank car park only for $2 an hour and free on-street parking. Pedestrian and cycle access has not changed.
All market stalls will post their QR code for ease of use, QR codes will be located at entrance to market as well. To keep everyone safe, all market stall holders and their staff are required to wear face masks.
If you attend the market, you will need to be prepared, wear a mask, and remember you have to social distance and scan in.

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1 day ago

Happy National Gardening Week! 👩‍🌾🍅

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

This year Kiwis are being encouraged to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

Backyard and communal edible gardens not only provide healthy, sustainable and tasty kai, they also create greater food resiliency within our … View more
This year Kiwis are being encouraged to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.

Backyard and communal edible gardens not only provide healthy, sustainable and tasty kai, they also create greater food resiliency within our hapori.

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1 day ago

Orchid plants with ceramic pot

Jenny from Boulcott

$60each
Easy and beautiful flowers
Pick up Boulcott

Price: $60

5 days ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Words and picture by Louise Thomas.

"I love birding – some days are just filled with hope and potential. I set out in the rain hoping to maybe see a few kākā/brown parrots or maybe snap a few tui on the right angle, possibly come across some rotund kererū for comedic relief. But some … View more
Words and picture by Louise Thomas.

"I love birding – some days are just filled with hope and potential. I set out in the rain hoping to maybe see a few kākā/brown parrots or maybe snap a few tui on the right angle, possibly come across some rotund kererū for comedic relief. But some days are blessed with a little extra and the unexpected. Today I came across an unbanded pair of kākāriki/red-crowned parakeets (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae) fossicking in the undergrowth, then feeding in the trees – blissfully unaware they are relicts of better times. Hopefully proof-positive they are spreading in Wellington and the Hutt Valley. Wellington Botanic Gardens."

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